Thursday, May 10, 2007

Your Daily Fix 5.10.07 [J. Mark English]

  • Turnover rocks the NHLPA: The NHL Players' Association fired executive director Ted Saskin on Thursday, two months after placing him on a paid leave of absence following allegations that he and senior director Ken Kim read players' e-mails.
  • Are the New York Yankees the most patriotic team in sports? This article from the New York Times seems to suggest they are: Seconds before “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” are played, police officers, security guards and ushers turn their backs to the American flag in center field, stare at fans moving through the stands and ask them to stop. Across the stadium’s lower section, ushers stand every 20 feet to block the main aisle with chains.
  • Could a few World Series rings from the Yankees championship years bring down a presidential bid for Rudolph Giuliani? Here's yet another story from the Times: Giuliani even came under fire for owning four World Series championship rings from his beloved New York Yankees baseball team. The Village Voice reported he paid only $16,000 for the diamond and gold rings valued at more than $200,000.
  • Cyclist Floyd Landis claims that he was asked to set up Lance Armstrong in a doping investigation.
  • Jim O'Brien writes about how fatigue is beginning to set in for many of the NBA teams in the playoffs.
  • Dayn Perry has the latest of how the baseball community is preparing for when Barry Bonds eventually surpasses Henry Aaron on the all time home runs list.
  • NFL scapegoat, Pacman Jones, will meet with Roger Goodell and appeal the league's ruling against him.

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